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May 01, 2008 07:02 |  #46

mzivtins wrote in post #5439252 (external link)
sorry i was harsh to say stupid question.

theres only one thing to say tho... if you want full frame, its the 5d, if you want crop, its the d300... it is that simple when you compare these two cameras

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May 01, 2008 09:05 as a reply to  @ docmarioce's post |  #47

Hey Docmarioce,

I have my 5D since yesterday. I've been using a Nikon D70 before that.
If you're interested in my appreciation of the 5D until now , just let me know.
Notice that my main basis for comparison in practice is the D70, not the D300.
But all Nikons are Nikons I guess.




  
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May 01, 2008 09:07 |  #48
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The D70 and D300 are quite different beasts.


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May 01, 2008 09:47 |  #49

Absolutely. What if the smaller FX body is not a D300 but a D90 type ? Wouldn't a body that is between the D300 and the possible D90 in build and features with a full frame be a better option as a 5D competitor for about 2500$ ?


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May 03, 2008 19:58 |  #50

docmarioce wrote in post #5430930 (external link)
Any body has had or tried both cameras? What you think about about them?

Thanks

Well, here we go again. They are both great cameras and each has its strong points. That said, I will admit that I have a 1Dmk II and a newly purchased Nikon D3. Yes, I know it is a bit different than a D300 but it does share many characteristics.

The main reason I added the D3 is the large collection of legacy Nikon lenses which I wanted to use again. They are compatible with the D3, although, because they do not have internal chips, I do lose quite a few features that would be available with the current lenses.

Perhaps it does come down to that. Do you already have a number of lenses for either system? Perhaps you should consider staying with the system in which you are already invested. Until the D300 and the D3 I wasn't very impressed with the Nikon camera line, particularly the professional bodies. But frankly, the D3 is something else. And it does offer full frame, among other things. Is it worth going in that direction? Only you can determine that. But your current lens inventory should be a consideration along with how you like the feel and user interface of both cameras. They are different.

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May 03, 2008 23:09 |  #51
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5D 5D 5D 5D 5D

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May 03, 2008 23:38 |  #52

I've tried both they are both nice cameras but I prefer the IQ and high iso of the 5d. But also I prefer FF over a 1.5 crop. But for stop action I'll take the d300 it has better AF, build and lcd.


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May 08, 2008 00:51 as a reply to  @ kobe629's post |  #53

so you decide on one yet? thinking about a d3 yet or got it already? or still stuck between the other 2? maybe you'd like to wait for the new 5d mk II thats never coming out like me :)




  
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May 08, 2008 06:57 |  #54

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so you decide on one yet? thinking about a d3 yet or got it already? or still stuck between the other 2? maybe you'd like to wait for the new 5d mk II thats never coming out like me :)

I'm getting used to the handling of my D300 and don't know if the 5D is going to make me happy in regards of handling and features since I haven't used it so I'm a little concerned about switching at once, also, is the 5D as fast as my D300 in terms of bottons and commands??? To be honest I love the Xpeed technology in my camera. I think I need to spend a whole weekend with a 5D to try, I've always been fascinated with the IQ that people says it has. I also checked the D3 and for what I do I don't really need it right now. I'm a casual shooter and in any way a professional photographer. I guess I will try a 5D as soon as I have a chance and will decide from there.

Thabk you all for so many advices. I always learn a lot from you guys.

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May 08, 2008 07:52 |  #55

Different cameras, both occupy a niche all to themselves, they have no competition.

The D300 would be higher up the Nikon ladder than the 5D and is a fully professional model with weather sealing etc. The 5D is a budget FF fine quality camera that sacrifices build quality, weather sealing and performance to achieve its design goals. A 1DSxx full professional model is available [for a higher price] so these comments are not criticisms.

If you had a bag of Canon EF lenses then it's a grand camera to add.




  
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May 08, 2008 09:06 |  #56

docmarioce wrote in post #5483896 (external link)
I'm getting used to the handling of my D300 and don't know if the 5D is going to make me happy in regards of handling and features since I haven't used it so I'm a little concerned about switching at once, also, is the 5D as fast as my D300 in terms of bottons and commands??? To be honest I love the Xpeed technology in my camera. I think I need to spend a whole weekend with a 5D to try, I've always been fascinated with the IQ that people says it has. I also checked the D3 and for what I do I don't really need it right now. I'm a casual shooter and in any way a professional photographer. I guess I will try a 5D as soon as I have a chance and will decide from there.

Thabk you all for so many advices. I always learn a lot from you guys.

Mario


I know that d300 would make me happy, it looks like ur pretty much set.
nice....:D




  
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May 10, 2008 12:55 |  #57

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Because you said that Nikons are better than what they used to be especially the D3
Then you said you have no experience of the D3!! :lol:
So.. how do you know??

because ive seen the results from a d1x. ive seen the results from a d2x and ive seen the results from a d3. give me a break fanboy.




  
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May 10, 2008 21:23 |  #58

Fanboy? What the hell.. Do you SEE the smilie? I was laughing. It's all in jest.

Get humour.


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May 10, 2008 21:38 |  #59

humour is good! :)

And yes, I'd take the 5D over any Nikon except the D3. But I'm 5D addicted!


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May 11, 2008 00:44 |  #60

If I had already bought into the Nikon system and had your equipment I think I would consider selling the D300 and buying a D3. I don't know if that would cost you much more than starting all over again with Canon equipment. Unless you are unhappy with your Nikon equipment I don't see any reason to start all over again.


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